Private Chefs in Melbourne

We have Melbourne’s best Personal & Private Chefs

Melburnians have become food connoisseurs thanks to the wide variety of  high quality restaurants and eateries around town, in fact if it’s about food, Melbourne is where it’s at! From casual coffee shops in the Laneways to the best of fine dining, Melbourne is the gourmet capital of Australia, its chefs come  from all over the world and have brought many food cultures to the melting pot of this city.

Gourmet food, ethnic food, clever food, innovative food, formal, informal it’s all out there right on your doorstep. But what if you could bring that experience over the doorstep and into your own home?  Our private chefs do exactly that.

At Your Table has a team of dedicated and professional private chefs across Melbourne who will deliver a unique experience of the highest quality especially for you. 

Covering all areas of Melbourne, our chefs are handpicked because of their background in the finest, award winning restaurants and hotels from around the world. These highly talented chefs are ready and waiting to take the stress away from all your private dining events. They are creative and passionate, keeping up with the very latest trends and techniques so you can be certain that your chosen menu will be up to the very best Melbourne has to offer.

Our Melbourne chefs have their own individual style menus, the choice is yours, let them do what they do best while you sit back and enjoy a world class restaurant experience in your own home or venue of choice. They will not only provide the best produce on offer and cook a sublime meal but share their food choices and techniques with you and your guests involving you all in their culinary journey.

Everything you need to know about hiring a private chef in Melbourne

At your Table is your one stop shop for finding a private chef and we offer a personalised service tailored to your individual requirements.

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How to Hire a Private Chef in Melbourne

At Your Table Melbourne offers a unique and personal concierge service that will comprehensively guide you through all your decisions as you plan the perfect event with simplicity.

Decide on the type of event you wish to host, a dinner, a party, a picnic, a weekend away, a surprise, an informal or formal occasion and where that will be.

Choose the type of cuisine, maybe modern Australian, Mediterranean, Classic French, Asian, or fusion.

Deciding on one of our private chefs is the first step in creating your perfect experience. You now know what type of event and food style you require so pick the chef who sounds perfect.

Look at the sample menus to see which suits you the best, but they are not set in stone and we can fine tune them according to your requirements. 

Think about the number of courses or the varieties of food you would like.

Then call us so that we can talk together to finalise everything, we are the professionals and won’t let anything slip by so you can rest assured that nothing will be forgotten.

How Much Does a Private Chef Cost?

At Your Table brings incredible value to the luxury of your very own private chef, coming in at similar or often lower than restaurant prices with the benefit of a private and customised experience.

Our chefs have menus starting at $89 per head but that will vary according to the number of guests and courses you require, the more courses you decide upon will increase the price but the more guests you invite spreads the fee of the chef and can be very cost effective.

There are no hidden extras, all food, preparation, cooking, presentation, service, clearing and washing up are part of our inclusive package.

Melbourne Suburbs covered by our chefs

Our private chefs can travel pretty much anywhere in Melbourne, from the Inner and Outer North down to the Southern city of Bayside, and across from the Inner East and Outer East to the City Fringe, and  the  Inner and Outer West. If you live within the Metro Area, within a 25k radius of the CBD, then this is all included in our pricing.

If you live further afield, no worries, because our chefs will travel up to 50k from the city centre with just a surcharge for fuel, tolls and travelling time for the chef and waiter.

So wherever you live in Melbourne we’ve got you covered, our private chefs are on hand to visit you and bring the fine dining experience of the city right into your home.


Our Top 4 Private Chefs in Melbourne

Choosing the perfect private chef is the key to your success. Melbourne is home to some of the best, and we are proud to bring them to you.  Read what they have to say and you will soon get an idea of what they have to offer. We have a large number of chefs on our books, each with something different to offer, but here’s a look at our most popular to give you some idea of what you can expect.

Chef – Jess Allen

Melbourne Chef – Modern Australian

Jess Allen

How would you like a little table side theatre and presentation to make your dinner party all the more memorable? Jess incorporates that little extra and being classically trained in French and Italian cuisine, with a love of South Asian flavours, Jess’ menus are a fusion with a focus on the purity of flavour of each ingredient. Having worked in the progressive cafe culture at Industry Beans followed by stints with some of Melbourne’s top chefs, James Webb (Hyatt), Robert Kabbord (Merricote) & Ian Curly (European), Jess is sure to be a great choice.

Jess Allen menu

Let Jess tempt you with some of his clever creations:

  • Master Stock Crispy skin duck breast, fermented wombok, lap chong, butternut squash & duck broth
  • Pan Seared Barramundi with Sea Succulents, celery hearts, panko mussels & lemon
  • Lime and ginger creme brûlée with salted caramel popcorn
  • Petit Fours – chocolate fondant tartlet, raspberry friand, profiteroles, lemon meringue posset 

Jess' Recent Reviews

Jess Allen
What an amazing experience! Jess made us feel so comfortable throughout the evening and made sure to cook an amazing 3 course meal. My pregnant wife and I thoroughly enjoyed what he presented and we appreciated him catering for my wife's pregnancy.

Tshepo Molefe (VIC)

Jess Allen
Jess was fantastic - very flexible with the Menu and the food was delicious.

Stephen Shostak (VIC)

Jess Allen
Jess was fantastic, food was wonderful! The waitress however was young and inexperienced, had to keep asking her to bring wine and water for the guests.

Vikki Gardiner (VIC)

Jess Allen
Jess was lovely and explained what we were eating before every course. The food was served quickly and the waitresses were lovely and efficient.

Heidi Clarris (VIC)

Jess Allen
Chef Jess was wonderful! He brought Chef Johnny with him, and the food was incredible! Two weeks later and our friends are still talking about it. Jess has a great attitude and was definitely a crowd pleaser.

Sharon (VIC)


Chef – Thomas Damm

Melbourne Chef – Modern Australian

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Looking for a chef who takes pride in all aspects of his work with an emphasis on quality ingredients and perfect execution? Thomas could be the answer!  As a young chef, he gained experience in Michelin Starred restaurants in Germany and on coming to Australia, Thomas fell in love with Melbourne and its progressive food scene,  working in the legendary Stokehouse and refining his modern approach.

Thomas menu

Some enticing flavours from Thomas:

  • Chicken nduja roulade in spinach, with mushroom duxelle, shaved Manchego and spring onion oil
  • Barramundi fillet baked in a paper parcel on green asparagus and thyme honey baked cherry tomatoes and potato pears
  • Gianduja chocolate ganache tarte with mandarin, coffee soil also honeycomb
  • Apple tarte Tatin with whipped vanilla sauce Anglaise, toasted almonds and cranberry gel

Thomas' Recent Reviews

Thomas Damm
Thomas was well presented and professional in appearance and manner. He understood our requirements and worked with us to create a meal our guests would enjoy. He explained each dish he was presenting and was available to answer any questions. He also cleaned up after himself and nothing seemed too much trouble. He knew when to interact and when to retreat which we appreciated. We had a thoroughly enjoyable night and would highly recommend his services to others.

Darryl Morris (VIC)

Thomas Damm
Thomas and waiting staff Andrea arrived together on time, and quickly familiarised themselves with the kitchen. Food and service were impeccable, and Thomas explained each dish and was happy to chat about them, and his experience. Both of them served as was necessary, and cleaned up as they went along, which left very little to do at the end of the evening. All in all, everyone had a wonderful evening, and for the hosts, a first time not being stuck in the kitchen with guests at dinner!

Andrew (VIC)

Thomas Damm
Thomas was absolutely fantastic! Not only was his food outstanding but his service, his preparation and his cleanliness was spot on. It was really important for us to have an amazing evening entertaining guests and thomas was a lot of fun to have around. Great food, lovely guy and not even a dish to clean up afterwards! My idea of a perfect night!

Sophie Broadbent (VIC)

Thomas Damm
We were privileged to have Chef Damm cook in our kitchen and I must say, the food was spectacular, his attitude was professional and it clearly showed that he loves his work and profession. It was evident that Chef Damm has a passion for servicing people quality, well balanced and tasty food. My guests were in awe of the dishes we were presented with and I highly recommend you try his Tuna Tartare. Thanks Chef Damm and thanks to our awesome waitress Deanna who was equally professional and also fun to have along.

Jim Marelas (VIC)

Thomas Damm
We chose the new 5 course tasting menu which was superb. We added canapés as starters which were also delicious. Chef Thomas Damm worked his way around our kitchen with no fuss and produced such 5 star quality in taste and presentation I wish we could eat like that every week! Our friends all commented on what a memorable evening it was and such a special dining experience. Chef Thomas was such a lovely person and had a passion for his cooking.

Yvette Turner (VIC)


Chef – Ryo Northfield

Melbourne Chef – Fusion of Japanese and modern Australian

Ryo Northfield

Are you adventurous and want to try the best in modern Japanese fusion food? Chef Ryo pioneered a new style of cooking while working at Heirloom following his training at the prestigious Tsuji cookery school. As head chef to the legendary French Iron-Chef Hiroyuki Sakai he excelled and is regarded as his star protégée. So for something a little different and cutting edge, Ryo would be your perfect choice.

Let Ryo excite you with a sample of his creations

  • Quinoa crusted cod with celeriac purée, yuzu, sweet soy
  • Gastric glazed chicken breast, brick pastry with potato truffle, miso, baby cos
  • Houji Tea Date pudding, caramel apple, lemon jam, rosehip, chocolate pop
  • Matcha financier, mango and passion fruit curd, kumquat, caramel popcorn

Ryo's Recent Reviews

Ryo Northfield
He was attentive and engaging and produced high quality food. We liked him a lot.

David Morton (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
Ryo was fantastic, the food was perfect for our gathering and he was wonderful on the night. Really made our party.

Chelsea (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
Excellent all around

Marsha (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
Chef Ryo prepared incredibly good sushi for our event. Everything that came out of the kitchen was fresh, immaculately presented and exceptionally high quality. It's hard to describe how good it was, other than to say there is something uniquely subtle, sophisticated and special about the taste of maki, nigiri and uramaki prepared on the spot by a trained master. To have that in your own kitchen really was special, and a highlight of our night. He was also very accommodating to what we wanted, and exceptionally easy to deal with. Considering the quality and quantity of what we got, the price was absolutely reasonable. The At your Table team was easy to deal with and arrange the event with, and the operational aspects of having Chef Ryo visit the house were all very easy. I would (and have already started to) highly recommend chef Ryo to anyone who loves fresh high quality sushi and wants something really special for their next event.

David Stone (VIC)

Ryo Northfield
We had a wonderful experience. Ryo was fabulous as was the wait staff. Food was fabulous.

Marie Tratt (VIC)


Chef – Glen Robberts

Melbourne Chef – Modern Australian

Glen Robberts

Do you set great store by fresh and foraged local ingredients? This is Glen’s passion, having grown up in South Africa where the great outdoors yields a wealth of produce, he then spent 3 years on a Cordon Bleu course followed by experience in Le Quartier Francais which was the number 1 restaurant in South Africa at the time. A spell on a luxury private yacht sparked his enthusiasm for working with individual clients to create a memorable experience that could be yours!

Tom Kime menu

Some tempting dishes from Glen

  • Pecan smoked lamb blackstrap, pea and mint purée, glazed baby carrots, confit garlic, jus
  • Olive crusted mature goat cheese, artichoke,peas, confit heirloom tomatoes, sweet herb vinaigrette
  • Iced hazelnut nougat, salted caramel, local raw honey, sesame tuille
  • Crepes Suzette, burnt butter, Verjuice & saffron poached grapes

Glen's Recent Reviews

William Poveromo
Absolutely amazing food and amazing experience! Would book again

Denise Owen (NSW)

William Poveromo
Excellent and creative chef

Kevin Chin (NSW)

William Poveromo
William was excellent- beautiful food that was delicious.

Michael Campbell (NSW)

William Poveromo
A truly fantastic evening with William cooking for us! Such a special experience. I surprised my girlfriend for her birthday, as she wasn’t keen to go to a restaurant at this time. William came in with a big smile and some gorgeous food to prepare. We sat at the kitchen been while he cooked for us and chatted and laughed the night away. He made delicious food - scallops, beef, truffle risotto (our favourite) and tiramisu (yummm!) . Highly recommend this service and William. Loved it! Thank you 🙂

Diogo Oku (NSW)

William Poveromo
Excellent evening. Food was great.

Clara (NSW)


The Benefits of hiring a private chef

Restaurant quality food exquisitely presented by a professional chef

All food preparation is done efficiently and effectively without you having to lift a finger.

Wow your guests with an out of this world customised menu

All you do is set the table, put on your glad rags and relax while we do all the hard work

You won’t even need to serve your guests, leave that to your chef, or our wait staff

Best of all, no clearing away or washing up, we will leave your kitchen just as we found it!

You can save on costs by providing your own wine, and we won’t charge corkage

You won’t need babysitters, taxis or trying to find car parking

savings to be made on wine plus many more…

Why Choose At Your Table

We have been around the longest, in  fact since 2008, and have built up an exemplary reputation

We provide a concierge service where we talk to our clients to customise their experience

We manage the whole booking from your initial enquiry to the delivery of the event on the day

We have the most chefs on our books, all of them consummate professionals with vast experience

We offer complete flexibility to tailor make each and every booking

We guarantee a comprehensive price with no hidden extras

We are covered by a multimillion dollar insurance policy for absolute peace of mind

We use a secure payment system that you can rely on

We excel in providing all round customer service

You can find out more about our guarantee and read some of customer reviews if you would like to know more.

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Selau Mailata
We had chef Selau for my 50th for 8 people in Nov 2020. The meal was absolutely fabulous and really made the night. He was helpful when asking questions and nothing was a problem. The food was amazing and everyone was very happy.

Lara Walden (QLD)

William Poveromo
Absolutely amazing food and amazing experience! Would book again

Denise Owen (NSW)

William Poveromo
Excellent and creative chef

Kevin Chin (NSW)

William Poveromo
William was excellent- beautiful food that was delicious.

Michael Campbell (NSW)

William Poveromo
A truly fantastic evening with William cooking for us! Such a special experience. I surprised my girlfriend for her birthday, as she wasn’t keen to go to a restaurant at this time. William came in with a big smile and some gorgeous food to prepare. We sat at the kitchen been while he cooked for us and chatted and laughed the night away. He made delicious food - scallops, beef, truffle risotto (our favourite) and tiramisu (yummm!) . Highly recommend this service and William. Loved it! Thank you :)

Diogo Oku (NSW)

William Poveromo
Excellent evening. Food was great.

Clara (NSW)

Chef William was absolutely amazing and cooked the most delicious food while accomodating all dietary requirements from a group of 11 very picky people! We were all so happy and satisfied! I’d totally recommend his services!

Rayssa Pereira (NSW)

William Poveromo
Chef William cooked up an aromatic, mouth watering storm and was an absolute hit for our special wedding dinner party of 6! Not only an absolute weapon in the kitchen but a lovely guy who added a real sense of atmosphere to our special day. Hatted level dining without leaving our home... amazing!

Lucinda Campbell (NSW)

Christian Colognesi
Christian was amazing. Professional and friendly. He presented each meal and was happy to answer any questions. Food was perfection and our guests could not stop talking about how wonderful the meal was. We will definitely be using him again!

Audrey Shen (NSW)

Ian Woodcock
We had a thoroughly wonderful evening. The food was delicious, and Ian was a delight to have at our home. He was friendly and very easy going. Ian prepared a great meal, and left our kitchen spotless at the end of the night. Having a recent newborn, eating in was a great option to celebrate my husbands 40th, we were able to relax and it all felt very special. Would not hesitate to recommend Ian to our friends. Thank you for a fantastic evening.

Tina Brun (QLD)

Caleb Song
Great food excellent service. Such a nice man

Michael Chapman (NSW)

Jess Allen
What an amazing experience! Jess made us feel so comfortable throughout the evening and made sure to cook an amazing 3 course meal. My pregnant wife and I thoroughly enjoyed what he presented and we appreciated him catering for my wife's pregnancy.

Tshepo Molefe (VIC)

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